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SAUCE PODCAST!! What Wizkid’s 02 Arena Sold Out Concert Means For Nigeria’s Music Industry (LISTEN HERE)

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This year 2021 has no doubt been a hugely successful year for Wizkid.

From “Essence” becoming one the biggest song in the world to release “Made in Lagos Deluxe“, to getting the same album nominated for the Grammys Awards and to selling out 20 capacity 02 Arena concert for 3-days back to back.

According to reports, Wizkid made a whopping amount of N5.2billion Naira from the 02 Arena concert, and of course he deserves it even more.

However, with what happened at the 02 Arena recently, there is no doubt about the fact that Afrobeat is on another level, all thanks to guys like Wizkid.

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On this edition of Sauce NG PODCAST, we will be talking about what Wizkid’s just-concluded 02 Arena Concert means for Nigeria’s music industry.

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1. Giving Youngsters Platform In The International Scene

A lot of things come to play at the concert and one of them is, Wizkid giving almost all young Nigerian artistes the platform on an International big stage.

Many of these young artistes never thought they’d make it to the big 02 Arena stage that early in their career.

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The likes of Bella Shmurda, Buju, Blaqbonez, Tems, Ckay were live on stage at the 20,000 capacity 02 Arena.

Bella Shmurda could not hide his excitement while on stage. He was just jumping around while the 20,000 fans at the venue performed his song for him.

Buju To Your Ears couldn’t believe his eyes that he’d be live at 02 Arena performing with Wizkid. He even took to social media to share his excitement.

Wizkid making these youngsters tap from his grace is indeed an amazing gesture and this alone has made him a living legend already.

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What this means is that, Wizkid is the biggest Afrobeat Export by not only exporting his own sound but the sound of other artistes in the world of Afrobeats.

This makes the whole world enjoy the diversity inherent in Afrobeat. Making people know that Afrobeat doesn’t end with the sound of Wizkid and Burna Boy.

Wizkid is making the world know that Afrobeat is all-encompassing by giving these youngsters a chance on the world stage and also working with them on his project.

2. Making Afro-Beat More Respected

Another major highlight of Wizkid‘s just-concluded 02 Arena concert is the fall-in of many international stars including Hollywood stars.

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Apart from the likes of Ella Mai, Chris Brown, Skepta, Breezy and other international stars who also performed on stage, there were other big international stars who just came to attend the concert like every other fans.

Hollywood actress, Gabrielle Union-Wade, British rapper, Stormzy, Naomi Campbell, football star Lukaku, Tommy Hilfiger, and other big names were at the concert to witness the beauty of African music.

What this means is that Afro-beat is becoming more respected around the world.

Wizkid is really doing a lot more for Afrobeat than any other artiste right now and of course what he is doing is going to be of huge benefit for the Nigerian music industry over the next few years.

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3. Setting A Pace For Possibility Where Young And Coming Artistes Can Have A Clear Chance To International Stardom

What Wizkid is doing now can also be termed as the Globalization of Afrobeat, it’s been a long time when artistes in the Nigerian music industry have been fighting for a voice on the foreign scene.

In recent times, Wizkid is one out of the few artistes holding it down for Africa on the global scene.

The most amazing thing is that, he is carrying young African talents along in the ride.

If this momentum continues and some other Global African stars begin to follow this template, it will soon get to a point where a street boy from the hood of Mushin with amazing music talent will become a global star in a flash.

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Wizkid is currently setting a pace for globalization of Afro-beat where all Nigerian artistes or African artistes have a leveled playing ground to succeed on the foreign scene.

Where media companies, record labels around the world will respect African artistes and will stop at nothing to work with them.

3days sold-out 02 arena concert is huge, a big one for big Wiz, A big one for Nigeria’s music industry, A big one for Africa.

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Common Red Flags In Relationships You Shouldn’t Ignore (WATCH VIDEO)

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In relationships, there are non-negotiable red flags people often ignore.

In most cases, people’s minds and emotions get clouded with the need to be in love that they often decide to manage to cope with some Red-Flags behaviour of their partners.

Today on Family Life With Adeola, we shall be talking about relationship red-flags no one should ignore in relationships.

You will learn a lot from this. Drag a seat and Enjoy!!

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5 Important Values To Long Lasting Relationship (WATCH VIDEO)

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It takes commitment to build a successful relationship.

There are countless life scenarios that might arise and put your partnership’s strength and unity to the test.

Having basic principles that are congruent will give you the strength and confidence you need to get past those stumbling blocks together.

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Therefore, what are relationships value? They are the guiding ideas that guide your actions; they are your personal perspectives about yourself, others, and the world.

The foundations of how you spend your life are your core principles. On this edition of Family Life With Adeola, we will be taking you through the core values of every relationships.

This values are what make your relationship stronger in the phase of any challenges that may come your way.

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Mr. Jollof: Once A Blind Man, Now A Hungry Man?

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Involvement of some celebrities in politics can easily be adjudged to be patriotism or passionate show of concern for troubles the masses are facing with bad leadership.

Some are genuine in their words and actions while some are two-faced nonentities always doing everything to make themselves politically relevant just to eat in the political cake when it’s time. Mr. Jollof could be one big part of the latter.

During the COVID-19 era Mr. Jollof was one of the most vocal celebrities talking about how Nigerian politicians were handling the menace caused by the virus.

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It was really a critical time for Nigerians. Many private companies stood up to save the nation with huge donations only for government officials to hoard some Covid-19 relief materials.

This was the same period Bullion Van loaded with cash entered Bourdillon which ofcourse caused controversies. Mr. Jollof weighed in on the controversy and shred apart the man in bourdillon in a well-planned social media video

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The same politician you blasted years ago is now all of a sudden your anointed presidential candidate. The APC leader might not be aware of the viral video Mr. Jollof did to attack him that year but it’s certain his son Seyi Tinubu who introduced Jollof to his father as a fan knew.

Why does he have to deceive his father about Mr. Jollof?

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Apparently, they might be trying to work on getting the active backings of as much celebrities as possible against campaign period, so the seemingly hungry ones would be easy to catch first.

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Just because internet never forgets, Mr. Jollof was challenged by fans with the old video of him blasting Tinubu, his response was “I was blind that time”.

Obviously, the blind man of 2years ago is now hungry and needs to eat the political cake that is about to be served.

This is to call on Nigerians to vote their conscience and beware of chameleon celebrities who might be trying to influence their voting decision in the next general elections.

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Mr. Jollof is just one out of many that will still show face beware!!

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The Three Major Requirements Of A Good Relationship

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Many people, after they’ve been in a couple for some time, will privately admit that they are – in many ways – frustrated and disappointed by the person they’ve chosen to share their lives with.

If pressed for details, they will have no difficulty coming up with a list: their partner, they might complain: Is too loyal to their irritating, family doesn’t share their views on the layout of the living room, Never wants to go on camping holidays, Plays tennis every Wednesday evening no matter what, Doesn’t like Moroccan food, Doesn’t share their enthusiasm for 19th century Russian novels, Has a habit of adding ‘actually’ to every second sentence, when it’s actually redundant.

As the list gets longer, they sigh; they still love their partner and long to be happy together, it’s just that it seems impossibly complicated to make this relationship work. What’s driving the frustration isn’t that they’ve sadly fallen for an idiot as a mate; it’s rather that we have all inherited needlessly complicated ideas of what a relationship is supposed to be for.

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We are told that love is meant to involve the almost total merger of two lives: we expect that a loving couple must live in the same house, eat the same meals together every night, share the same bed, go to sleep and get up at the same time; only ever have sex with (or even sexual thoughts about) each other, regularly see each others’ families, have all their friends in common – and pretty much think the same thoughts on every topic at every moment.

It’s a beautiful vision, but a hellish one too, for it places an impossibly punitive burden of expectation on another human. We feel the partner must be right for us in every way, and if they’re not, has to be prodded and cajoled into reform. But there’s another perspective: relationships don’t have to be so complicated and ambitious if we keep in view what in the end actually makes them fulfilling.

If we boil matters down, there might really just be three essential things we want from one another:

Kindness: a partner who is gentle with our imperfections and can good-humouredly tolerate us as we are.

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Shared vulnerability: someone with whom we can be open about our anxieties, worries and the problems that throw us off balance: someone we don’t have to put on a good front for; someone around whom we can be weak, vulnerable and honest – and who will be the same around us.

Understanding: someone who is interested in, and can make sense of, certain obscure features of our minds: our obsessions, preoccupations and ways of seeing the world. And whom we are excited to understand in turn.

If we have these three critical ingredients to hand, we will feel loved and essentially satisfied whatever differences then crop up in a hundred other areas. Perhaps our partner’s friends or routines won’t be a delight, but we will be content.

Just as if we lack these emotional goods, and yet agree on every detail of European literature, interior design and social existence, we are still likely to feel lonely and bereft. By limiting what we expect a relationship to be about, we can overcome the tyranny and bad temper that bedevils so many lovers.

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A good, simpler – yet very fulfilling – relationship could end up in a minimal state: we might not socialise much together. We might hardly ever encounter each other’s families. Our finances might overlap only at a few points.

We could be living in different places and only meet up twice a week. Conceivably we might not even ask too many questions about each other’s sex life. But when we would be together it would be profoundly gratifying, because we would be in the presence of someone who knew how to be kind, vulnerable and understanding.

A bond between two people can be deep and important precisely because it is not played out across all practical details of existence.

By simplifying – and clarifying – what a relationship is for we release ourselves from overly complicated conflicts – and can focus on our urgent underlying needs to be sympathised with, seen and understood.

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